Dr. Sanjay Desai MS(Bom) MCh(Eng) DNB DOrth
About Dr. Sanjay Desai

Dr. Sanjay Desai.................

A pioneer, a superspecialist in shoulder and knee surgery, the founder member of The Shoulder Society of India, an orthopaedic surgeon trusted by celebrities. Dr. Desai is the surgeon who operated on King Khan & whom Hrithik Roshan consulted during the making of Fiza, Dr Sanjay Desai is all this and more. Practicing in the highly specialized field of shoulder and knee surgery since the last 10 years, to him goes the credit of bringing world-class arthroscopic shoulder surgery to India. Shoulder surgery is a relatively young specialty. Patients, including our sportsmen and cricketers have had to travel abroad to undergo advanced shoulder surgery. Thanks to his expertise, this revolutionary surgical treatment is now affordable and available at our doorsteps.
Dr. Desai has had a brilliant academic record studded with Gold medals throughout his orthopaedic career, including one at the University of Liverpool, while in the United Kingdom. He is still active academically, presenting his work at International Conferences, such as the World Shoulder Congress at Cape Town, South Africa in April 2001. The "Young achievers Award - 2002" conferred by the Indo-American society is a formal recognition of his contribution. Dr.Desai has now been invited as a faculty to Barcelona, Spain, Oct 2005.

Education :
Dr.Desai graduated from T.N.Medical College & B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. After completing Masters in Orthopaedic surgery in 1990, he was a lecturer at Dr.R.N.Cooper / K.E.M. hospital until 1991.

Dr. Sanjay Desai honed his skills in knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery at Cambridge, working with big names in these fields. He trained in Total Joint Replacement at Wrightington Hospital, a centre that pioneered this procedure in the early 70s and therefore is considered the birthplace of joint replacement surgery. In order to widen his exposure in the chosen field, Dr. Desai spent time with some of the principal shoulder and knee surgeons in the UK, as well as some of the best-known in Germany and France.

Laurels :

  • Dr. Desai has several medals in his career. Gold Medal at the Diploma in Orthopaedics, Second in MS (Ortho), University of Bombay, Khazanifar medal in MCh (Orth), University of Liverpool.
  • Conferred the Young Achievers Award-2002 by the Indo-American Society.
  • Dr. Desai is credited with putting world class shoulder and knee surgery on the map of India.
  • He is one of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in Mumbai with probably the largest experience in shoulder surgery.
  • He has conducted several workshops and live demonstration surgeries across the country.
  • Being invited as a faculty to deliver guest lectures in India and abroad is a true recognition of his contribution to orthopaedics.
  • Current Practice :
    Backed by the valuable experience gained from training abroad, Dr. Desai returned to India in 1994 and established a superspeciality practice restricted to shoulder and knee problems. Since then he has not looked back, successfully performing arthroscopic surgeries and joint replacements of shoulders and knees at several hospitals in Mumbai. Over a short period of time he has built an enviable clientele that includes political bigwigs, industrialists, amateur and professional sportsmen and well-known personalities from the glamour world.

    Dr. Sanjay Desai is currently a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to:
    1. Breach Candy Hospital (Tel: 23671888, 23672888)
    2. Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre (Tel: 66573333)
    3. Bhatia Hospital (Tel: 66660000)
    4. Lilavati Hospital (Tel: 26751000)
    5. BSES MG
    Hospital (Andheri) (Tel: 56970707, 56973994)


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